An ‘important purpose of section 34 [of the Constitution] is to guarantee the protection of the judicial process to persons who have disputes that can be resolved by law’ and that the right of access to court is ‘foundational to the stability of an orderly society. It ensures the peaceful, regulated and institutionalised mechanisms to resolve disputes, without resorting to self-help. The right of access to court is a bulwark against vigilantism, and the chaos and anarchy which it causes. Construed in this context of the rule of law and the principle against self-help in particular, access to court is indeed of cardinal importance’.The right guaranteed s34 would be rendered meaningless if court orders could be ignored with impunity:the underlying purposes of the right — and particularly that of avoidance of self-help — would be undermined if litigants could decide which orders they wished to obey and which they wished to ignore.
If you are an experienced, qualified and highly motivated person, then we invite you to apply for this three-year contract position as Director of the Centre for Comparative Law in Africa (CCLA). As the successful candidate, you will be required to set up and manage the Centre and, importantly, to seek funding to ensure the Centre’s sustainability. You will also assist the Chair: Comparative Law in Africa (to be appointed) to implement the vision and mission of the CCLA.
Activities and Responsibilities:
The following will be advantageous:
The annual remuneration package, including benefits for 2011 is in the range: R462 657 – R544 316.
To apply, please e-mail the completed UCT Application form and all other relevant documentation as indicated on the form to Ms Edith Graham, Staff Recruitment and Selection, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch, 7700.
Reference number for this position: SR111/11 Closing date for applications: 27 May 2011
An application which does not comply with the above requirements will be regarded as incomplete. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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